High time to in­dulge in sweet treat

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food - With Belinda Cipri­ano Cof­fee TWR High www.crown ho­tels.com.au

THERE’S some­thing spe­cial about a good high tea.

Whether it’s part of a girls’ catch-up, birth­day cel­e­bra­tion, baby or bridal shower – the tra­di­tion of sit­ting to­gether sip­ping tea (even bet­ter when there’s cof­fee and al­co­hol) and eat­ing minia­ture scones, sand­wiches and sweet treats is the ideal girls day out.

So imag­ine my de­light when I dis­cov­ered the Crown Tow­ers an­nounced their new­est es­tab­lish­ment The Wait­ing Room would be serv­ing High Cof­fee daily from noon to 5pm.

Hav­ing been to the one at Crown Tow­ers in Mel­bourne be­fore, I’ve al­ways loved the glam­our and class as­so­ci­ated with The Wait­ing Room, and Perth’s is no dif­fer­ent.

Opu­lent and grand, it’s the place to re­lax and un­wind while sip­ping on their ex­ten­sive range of cock­tails and en­joy­ing their small bites - but back to the High Cof­fee, af­ter all that’s what I came for.

On ar­rival we ap­proached a bar­man who seemed to be hav­ing a bad day but de­spite this rocky start we were even­tu­ally ush­ered to a ta­ble where he walked us through the menu.

De­scribed as a mod­ern twist on the tra­di­tional high tea, it fea­tures four de­li­cious choco­late and cof­fee in­fused desserts as well as your choice of a Caramel Es­presso Mar­tini or Ir­ish Cof­fee ($35 for one cock­tail $50 for two).

I was as­sured their were non-al­co­holic op­tions too. WHAT: WHERE: The Wait­ing Room - Lobby Level WHEN: Sun­day to Thurs­day 8am – 10pm, Fri­day to Satur­day 8am - late

WEB:

A sweet tooth’s heaven this deca­dent ar­ray of sweets, while de­light­ful, was a lit­tle too much for this savoury fiend.

The tray – fea­tur­ing a choco­late sphere with creamy mousse, a cof­fee style tiramisu-cum-af­fogato, a cof­fee in­fused mac­aron and the crème-de-la-crème choco­late cigar filled with Nutella – was de­li­ciously sweet and paired with the cock­tails, I walked out buzzing and on a sugar high.

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